PEORIA, Ariz. — Echoes from his October homer pinch-hitting for Alex Rodriguez still reverberating in the distances to be Manager of the Year.The Sheffield United boss took the gong last week ahead of bigger Premier League names.McMenemy wrote for the Daily Echo: “Saints supporters of a certain age will remember that he signed for us as a schoolboy around the te, was watching his old team in the ’ clubhouse here Sunday when went down.
“I knew the spot it hit him, that was not a good spot,” Ibanez said. “It’s terrible. I feel for him. He’s a great player. A great guy. A great human being.
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“I wish him the best.”
Ibanez was watching in the Seattle clubhouse just before the Marinerloney from Portsmouth.The 18-year-old managed 26 goals in the academy for Pompey last term.Such form has alerted top clubs to the availability of the teenage winger.The Sunsays Chelsea have the most accelerated interest in signing him.While they haves-Padres Cactus League game Sunday afternoon.
Granderson is expected to be out until May. It would be too much to suggest that his injury probably causes the to re-think their decision to let Ibanez walk after last season, because with andPersie says a move into coaching is unlikely.Van Persie will hang up his boots today after his final game for Feyenoord against ADO Den Haag.“Becoming a trainer means stress. If you do it like Pep Guardiola, you are busy day and night,” Van Persie , they’re already lefty-heavy in the outfield.
But, regardless, there suddenly is a big gap in the Yankees’ outfield now.
“I had a great time there,” said Ibanez, who signed a one-year, $2.75 million deal over the winter to return to Seattle, the place where he started his career. “I wish them the best. Or second-best. I wish us the best.”
Ibanez called his game-tying homer against the Orioles in Game 3 of last season’s AL Division Series while batting for A-Rod “the best moment of my professional career.”
Then he crushed the game-winning home run in the 12th inning.
“That was awesome,” Ibanez said. “Just to be a part of something like that, for that organization, it was a humbling experience.”
As for coming home to play for the Mariners at 40, giving Seattle an extra bat and veteran in the clubhouse, so far, so good.
“Great,” Ibanez said. “I’m loving it. It’s a great group of guys. I like our team. I like or talent, the way guys are going about their business.
“Very professional, hard-working kids.”